Are you IN? Why a career in hairdressing rocks!

Know friends or family who love playing with hair? Or have you got a creative itch that can’t be scratched? Want to own your own business? THE INDUSTRY shows why you need to think hairdressing!

Confidants and confidence-boosters, hairdressers do more than cut and colour hair, they impact our lives. If there’s anything the past 12 months has taught us, it’s just how important the hair industry is, and how very much hairdressers are missed during lockdowns.

As well as working in a popular salon space, hairdressing offers many other varied and creative career avenues. It is is such a broad, inclusive, stimulating industry which can provide you opportunity to travel, to earn heaps of money, or to own your own business.

Step forward THE INDUSTRY

The site has been created by Alfol Publishing, our parent company, to provid resources for anyone curious about a career in hairdressing. THE INDUSTRY offers practical information alongside relevant and relatable role models to help guide the next generation of hairdressers.

Hear from people who are already living the hairdressing dream: session artists travelling the world and working with Chanel, styling for Vogue and handling the hair of Gigi Hadid; salon owners running successful businesses and making tons of money; colourists painting masterpieces on the canvas of hair; and those incredible folks who make a huge difference to how their day-to-day customers feel.

See for yourself…

THE INDUSTRY has teamed up National Careers Week to host a stand at its 2021 Virtual Careers Fair promoting the incredible opportunities in hairdressing via creative content and a host of industry names. From must-have kit to making money and working backstage at Fashion Week, the virtual career stand covers it all!

Watch the incredible documentary to highlight the power and passion of stylists, colourists and barbers within the industry.

And if you’re not sure how you could even start a career in the biz, short of walking into a salon and asking for a job, THE INDUSTRY has all of your options laid out in clear, concise routes into the industry.

Hairdressing is certainly not restricted to work within a salon. Check out these interviews, demos and behind-the-scenes videos to get a good idea of just how exciting a life in hair can be.

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THE INDUSTRY is here to be helpful. To inspire. To show the side of hairdressing that people choose not to see. Are you IN?


Looking to stay up-to-date with future career opportunities? Not Going To Uni (NGTU) has a whole host of hairdressing and barbering opportunities available to view online. Founded in 2008 to showcase the alternatives to studying at university, it is now the top website for school and college leavers. Be sure to check it out!